Here are the top boys soccer players in Utah Valley in 2019:

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Pleasant Grove senior defender Cameron Pennock (16) kicks the ball during the 4-2 Viking home win over Westlake on May 3, 2019.

Player of the Year: Cameron Pennock, Sr. D, Pleasant Grove

Organizer and leader with incredible athletic ability, foot skills and field awareness who could change the game in multiple ways on both offense and defense.

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Orem junior Gary Anderson (right) battles with Mountain View senior Ben Mella (21) for the ball during the 2-1 Tiger win in overtime at Mountain View on April 29, 2019.

Offensive MVP: Ben Mella, Jr. F, Mountain View

Unquestioned leader of the Bruin attack as everything went through him, resulting in 13 goals, four assists, and much better opportunities for the rest of the team.

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Wasatch senior midfielder Nic Bridge (23) battles Skyridge senior Dalton Gibson (17) for the ball during the 2-1 Wasp win at Skyridge on April 12, 2019.

Defensive MVP: Dalton Gibson, Sr. MF, Skyridge

One of the most imposing presences in the entire state as his size and athleticism combined with his skill set to make him a dominant player on the ground and in the air.

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Pleasant Grove senior Chris Jenkinson embraces Ruvalcaba to celebrate his goal at Pleasant Grove High School on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Michael Schnell, special to the Daily Herald).

Keeper MVP: Chris Jenkinson, Sr. GK, Pleasant Grove

A gifted athlete who continues to improve and hone his instincts, one who finished with 5.5 shutouts and some amazing highlight-reel saves throughout the year.

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Mountain View head coach Cade Jolley talks with Nico Sanabria (8) during a game against Orem on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Orem Community Park. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Coach of the Year: Cade Jolley, Mountain View

Molded a solid core of talent into a potent force, one that won Region 10 and made a strong run to the 4A semifinals before getting derailed partly due to injuries.

2019 All-Valley Boys Soccer Team

Carson Ecalono, Sr. MF, Pleasant Grove

Unbelievably dynamic with the ball, tallying 13 goals and 16 assists as the most explosive offensive weapon for the Vikings.

Talmage Woodhouse, Sr. F, Pleasant Grove

Impressive finisher who always was a threat to put the ball in the net as he led Class 6A with 17 goals and added three assists.

Tyler Ashby, Sr. D/F, Pleasant Grove

High-energy superstar with an unstoppable motor and the ability to make things happen at both ends of the field (six goals, 11 assists).

Ethan Pack, Sr. MF, Pleasant Grove

Gifted distributor and possessor who always knew when to keep the ball and when to keep it moving as he orchestrated the Viking game plan in the midfield.

Jondre Davila, Jr. MF, Mountain View

Talented athlete who could weave through traffic to set up teammates on the attack (three goals, six assists) while also playing a big role in stopping opponents.

McCoy Evers, Sr. MF, Skyridge

Smooth creator who made good things happen for his team wherever he was positioned from scoring (four goals) to getting the ball to the right spots.

Austin Wallace, So. F, Skyridge

Top finisher for the Falcons (13 goals) while also being an electrifying talent who is still getting better.

Mackenz Goodwin, So. F, Skyridge

Explosive speedster who repeated demonstrated his ability to put pressure on opposing defenses, scoring 12 goals.

Fabrice Aitkin, Jr. F, Westlake

Elite talent who forced opponents to always account for where he was on the field, tallying six goals and four assists.

Joseph Valle, Sr. F, ALA

Top goal-scorer in the state of Utah, notching a jaw-dropping 34 goals and leading the way for another Eagle run to the 3A semifinals.

Jose “Carlos” Vargas, Sr. MF/F, Wasatch

Brilliant attacker who proved his ability to set up teammates (17 assists) was just as good as his own impressive scoring ability (16 goals).

Edson Uribe, Sr. F, Provo

Thrilling finisher who was always just a step away from making something happen for the Bulldog attack (17 goals)

Kellen Bybee, Sr. F, Salem Hills

Stunning talent who knew how to find the back of the net (16 goals, three assists) while being the focal point of every opposing defense.

Devin Robins, Sr. MF, Orem

Dynamic presence all over the field for the Tigers with great footskills who also scored regularly (nine goals).

Kadon Black, Sr. F, Orem

Impressive athlete with heart and determination to make his team better at all times, scoring six goals and making countless key plays for the Tigers.

Brian Bess, So. F, Maple Mountain

Impressive young athlete who scored seven goals and will likely continue to improve, making him a dangerous threat for years to come.

Honorable Mention

American Fork: Jack Cardwell, Aaron Jolly

ALA: Jaron Anderson, Christian Brizuela, Joshua Krueger

Juab: Brendon Allred, Jaxon Anderson

Lehi: Ethan Bowman, Brayden Tarr, Royce Colton

Lone Peak: Benjamin Fonbuena, Jackson Ward, Hayden Enloe

Maeser: Taylor Farnsworth, Jaxson Clubb, Gage Decker

Maple Mountain: Zane Larsen, Braxton Olson, Connor Patey

Mountain View: Desmond Sackey, Leo Marigal, Nic Bryant

Orem: Ivan Cordente, Moses Ruiz

Payson: Andres Castano, Peyton Swasey

Pleasant Grove: Tommy Seaver, CJ Wiggins

Provo: Victor Cervantes, Alex Miles-Mills, Sean Gubzman

Salem Hills: Eli Johnson, Ryan Stevens, Justin Christensen

Skyridge: Jackson Jarvie, Daxton Day, Bennett Rios, Jordan Caprio

Spanish Fork: Ryker Barton, Enoch Pendleton, Jacob Atkinson

Springville: Christian Marcos, Hunter Ricks

Timpanogos: Caleb Campbell, Eathan Glazier

Timpview: Zander Budd, Jose Blanco, Michael Martinez

Wasatch: Greyson Mercer, Abu Tullis, Carson Broadhead, Wesley Carse

Westlake: Braxton Bergholm, Zach Lifferth, Kamden Beck

Daily Herald sports reporter Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or jlloyd@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

Jared is the BYU football reporter for the Daily Herald.

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